Counseling Services

Kristine Feggestad, Licensed Professional Counselor, provides mental health counseling services at UW-Sheboygan’s campus to any registered student. She has office hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Students can make an appointment for counseling services in several ways:

Personal counseling services are available to all registered students. Personal counseling services differ from advising services in that a number of personal issues can be addressed during counseling sessions. Common areas of concern brought to counseling include:

  • Stress, stress-management
  • Anxiety/fears/worries
  • Depression/sadness/mood swings
  • Problems related to school/grades
  • Attention and concentration
  • Low self-esteem/confidence
  • Procrastination/motivation
  • Friends/roommates/dating concerns
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Choice of major/career

Counseling can help with the following:

  • Using strengths and attributes in a variety of situations
  • Identifying problem areas and factors that attribute to difficulties and dissatisfaction
  • Learning what thoughts and behaviors contribute to and maintain problems and how to change them
  • Improving stress-management skills
  • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhancing the quality of relationships
  • Making better decisions
  • Leading a more satisfying and fulfilling life

Meet our counselors

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Kristine Feggestad, LPC
Mental Health Counselor and Advisor

Kristine is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of community and campus settings. She received her BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s in Counseling from Trinity College of Vermont. 

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Abbey Karrels, MS, LPC-IT
Abbey is a graduate of Concordia University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling. Abbey enjoys working with individuals of all ages but specializes in the mental health of adolescents and young adults. Abbey believes in working collaboratively with clients, utilizing their strengths to encourage change and overcome difficulties in areas such as: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Concerns, Time Management, Self Esteem and Emotion Regulation.
Abbey can be reached at 

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Elizabeth Podewils, Graduate Intern
Elizabeth is looking forward to serving as the Counseling Intern at UW-Sheboygan for the spring 2017 semester. She graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2014, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University, and completing her final semester from home here in Wisconsin. Her specialization is Marriage and Family Therapy, but she has counseled a variety of clients in her past year of internship experience, including individuals, couples, families, and college students. Outside of academics, Elizabeth loves coffee, dogs, dancing, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
Elizabeth can be reached at

There are several screening tools available to help you determine if you could benefit from counseling or referral services on campus:

Ulifeline Screening Tool

Mental Health America Resource Directory